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Appellate Division, First Department
CLE Programs - Winter / Spring 2018


All courses are transitional, provide two (2) MCLE credits and are held Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the New York County Supreme Court, 111 Centre Street in the Jury Room on the 11th Floor.

Panel members, city, state, federal employees, and non-profit and or legal service providers are admitted free of charge. For all others, the cost is $20.00 per each session.

Checks are payable to: Appellate Division, First Department – payment is accepted at the door. The Appellate Division, First Department has a Financial Hardship Policy.** For further information, please telephone us at 212.340.0558 or contact Amy Ostrau at

CLE regulations prohibit us from awarding partial credit; you must arrive on time and stay for the entire lecture.

February 1st Ethical Issues in Representing Clients with Diminished Capacity
Alexandra Keeling, Esq. and Naomi Weinstein, Esq.
2 ethics credits

May 10th Search and Seizure Law - Update 2018
Hon. Barry Kamins (Ret.)
2 professional practice credits

April 19th A Practical Guide to Understanding and Interrupting Implicit Bias
Mirna M. Santiago, Esq.
1 diversity credit and 1 ethics credit



Additional programs will be added when finalized

* Financial hardship requests must be made in writing prior to the date of the program and should contain an explanation of your current financial circumstances along with an Affirmation as to current income.
No reasonable request shall be denied.

Additionally, the Court has adopted the CLE Board’s Financial Aid Policy Guidelines which states, “Fee waivers for unemployed attorneys and fee reductions on a sliding scale for attorneys with annual incomes of $50,000 or less.”

Please be advised that effective January 16, 2018 DVDs will be available only to Assigned Counsel Plan attorneys, city, state, federal employees, and non-profit and/or legal service providers.


Please see our list of past programs available on DVD.